Monday, April 03, 2006

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
~Eleanor Roosevelt~


Anonymous The Gooch said...


I would get a second opinion, as far as the adverse effects of ADs on bipolar.

I'm bipolar, and I'm on Topamax (anti-epileptic), Risperdal (neuroleptic.. ok ok, anti-psychotic, if you must), AND Effexor (AD). And I must say, the Effexor makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD! Believe me, pdoc and I have gone through numerous other ADs and then I tried Effexor, and voila!

Never felt better in my life.. 4 years and counting!

Good luck!

2:08 PM  
Blogger [sic] said...

Thanks for the insight "Gooch." As of this comment, I don't quite know what to do. My head doc is the best I've had and unless something drastic happens I'm not likely to switch. I DO, however, think I need to make another appointment (((A.S.A.F.P.))) I've been on quarterly visits but I'm getting the impression that's not going to be sufficient.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Juanita J. Sanchez said...

Based on my experience, (OK, the experience of my presently incarcerated friend), you should be very carefully monitored, if nothing else. What works for one might not work for another. Then again, it might be worth a try...

4:03 PM  

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